2021-02-17 13:00–14:30

How do we create safe and sustainable roads?

What do you need to consider when it comes to a safe, smart and sustainable city? How do you plan to increase urban traffic safety?

Road safety is a basis for a sustainable society. Tools are being developed to increase urban traffic safety, where the issue of speed is a key factor for unprotected road users to be able to move safely. Lower speeds in the cities provide a calmer pace for commercial traffic and thereby a better working environment. In addition, the flow often becomes smoother with lower speed, so the possibility also benefits.

On February 17th you will have the opportunity to listen and contribute together with speakers such as Maria Krafft, the steering group, Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket), Sara Palo, The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket), Karin Wiklund, Marketing Manager, Edeva, Samuel Scheidegger, Co-founder and CEO, Asymptotic AI, authorities and companies tackling the crucial question – how increase urban traffic safety? We will discuss measures that are to be taken in order to facilitate matters for those of you who develop within the area of road safety-related issues, new solutions and tools that radically reduce climate emissions and protecting road users. We would like to show Sweden’s contribution on how to create a safer and more sustainable urban environment and how we can help other countries to achieve this.


14:00-14:05 – Check-in to the webinar
14:05 – Welcome to Smart City Sweden
Lidia Partheni

14:10 – Road safety – interplay between infrastructure measures, vehicle crash safety and users.
How Sweden collaborates within various activities in society and the systematical work to improve traffic safety in Sweden.
Maria Krafft, Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket)

14:30 – A new urban freight plan – URBACT
Best practice region of Umeå
Driving change for better business. With a fast-growing population and e-commerce boom, Umeå needed to build a sustainable freight transport strategy to stay attractive.
Sara Palo, The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket)

14:50 – Sustainably solving the compromise between accessibility and traffic safety
A smart speed bump that increases road safety and provides accessibility for public transport in a sustainable way.
Karin Wiklund, Marketing Manager, Edeva – Traffic systems for a liveable city

15:05 – How to increase road and traffic safety with AI
Asymptotic AI is a cross-industry tech startup that provides ready-to-use AI-solutions. Participating in the project Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers.
Samuel Scheidegger, Co-founder and CEO, Asymptotic AI

15:15 – Q&A/Discussion

Smart City Sweden brings together stakeholders from across the industry, from regions, cities, organisations, governments to share the Swedish experience and what we can offer. The safe, smart and sustainable city webinar will offer a grand opportunity to connect with the Swedish ecosystem within Smart and sustainable city solutions.

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